5 Things You Need to Know Today: June 10, 2016

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Mr. Hockey – Gordie Howe – has died at age 88

Gordie Howe

Howe played hockey through four decades between the NHL and WHA. He won four Stanley Cups, six Hart Trophies, six Art Ross Trophies and played in 23 NHL All Star Games. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972.


Dog on a leash , please


Town of Collingwood asks residents to obey leash law after Golden Retriever attacked by two off-leash dogs. Read more here.


Jobless Rate at Lowest In a Year


Canada’s jobless rate fell to 6.9% in May – it’s lowest mark since last July – 16,800 jobs were crated. The jobless rate in Barrie fell slightly to 7.8%.


Base Borden Air Show tomorrow


That means added activity in the sky beginning today with many of the aircraft taking part arriving today at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport in Oro-Medonte.


Quite a collection they have at Boston Children’s Hospital


On display at the entrance to the hospital’s Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic are the weird items that have been removd from kids ears, nostrils and throats over the years. Latex balloons and magnets, a cellphone button that was stuck in a teenager’s ear, a gum wrapper removed from a child’s nostril (it had been there for a couple of weeks!). There’s a chicken claw and a crucifix Christmas ornaments and a rosary bead, that luckily had lodged vertically in the child’s throat so he was still able to breath through its threading hole until doctors could remove it.



Main image via Mike Mozart